The visa waiver may not apply if one is participating in a tournament that gives out prizes or otherwise remunerates the participants.
Bad summary. The point of the article is that:
- the distance the planet is orbiting its primary is much farther out than current planet formation theories support.
- the planet is not massive enough compared to the primary to fit the theories on binary star formation.
I expect astronomers would normally specify mass or radius/diameter rather than use size ambiguously. And the article doesn't use the word size, so can't fault the journalist. Summary writers, however
(11 x mass BTW)
I'm not sure about Canada but to get a Visa Wavier from Australia for the US you get asked about you mental health when filling it out.
Canadian citizens do not generally require a visa or visa waiver to get in. Normally all we have to fill out is the standard customs declaration form everyone has to on arrival (who are you, where are you coming from, where are you staying, what restricted stuff are you bringing in).
The purpose of a corporation is to shield the shareholders from liability beyond the value of their shares. Directors can be held liable if they are particularly negligent or criminal.
I didn't explain myself, but I was trying to illustrate that the capital cost of the solar plant was in line with the costs of other modern power plants, and not the ludicrously expensive boondoggle some others were suggesting.
Source of my figures:
By way of contrast, China has stated that it expects its costs for plants under construction to come in at less than $2000/kW and that subsequent units should be in the range of $1600/kW. This estimate is for the AP1000 design, the same as used by EIA for the USA. This would mean that an AP1000 in the USA would cost about three times as much as the same plant built in China. Different labour rates in the two countries are only part of the explanation. Standardised design, numerous units being built, and increased localisation are all significant factors in China.
No, that's just the capital cost to go out and build it tomorrow. Scrubbed coal and natural gas plants cost a third to a half that, but over the lifetimes of the plants their cost approaches nuclear plants' lifetime costs. Assuming the solar plant's infrastructure lasts as long as the others, I'd expect its lifetime cost to be lower.
This plant cost $7100/kW. For comparison, the US Energy Information Administration estimates a new nuke plant would cost about $5300/kW (and in China, where they actually building many nukes, they're $2000/kW).
Presumably if more of these solar plants were built the cost would come down.
It won't be long before one of these DO hurt or kill someone.
And by "won't be long" you mean last month:
Self-inflected rather than taking out a bystander, and in an area designated for RC flying, so not quite the same.
This depends on how the the rule of the shorter term is applied. It looks like you are SOL in the US.
Some plumes of methane were detected by Mars orbiters and terrestrial telescopes 10 years ago, thus the expectation of the rover detecting the methane.
Maybe you put the people in the airbags, and they just bounce to safety?
Issue the TSA some dice?
The study is more about the risks that power plants may not have enough water available, not that they are using it up. The plants are competing for the water with those that do consume it, such as agriculture and residential, exacerbated by long term drought cycles in some areas, and climate change.
Studying and pointing out the risks increases the chances it will be fixed before it becomes an issue.